Graduate visa

Graduate Work stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations Australia needs. It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily.

  • ​​​​​​You can work in Australia
  • Have a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list
  • You can bring your family with you
Stay

Usually up to 18 months. Hong Kong passport holders may stay for 5 years

Cost

From AUD1,650

Processing Time
  • 75% of applications: 4 months
  • 90% of applications: 5 months

With this visa, you can

  • live, study and work in Australia temporarily
  • bring your family members

You must

  • be under 50 years of age
  • have a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list
  • be assessed as having skills suitable for an occupation on the skilled occupation list

Post-Study Work stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. It lets you live, work and study in Australia, temporarily.

  • ​​​​​You can work in Australia
  • You can bring your family with you
  • You need a recent degree a CRICOS-registered course

Stay

Usually between 2 and 4 years, depending on your qualification.
Hong Kong passport holders may stay for 5 years.

Cost

From AUD1,650

Processing Time

  • 75% of applications: 4 months
  • 90% of applications: 5 months

With this visa, you can

  • live, study and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies
  • bring your immediate family members stay with you

You must

  • be under 50 years of age
  • hold an eligible visa and meet the English proficiency requirement
  • have a recent degree in a CRICOS-registered course